Vibrant paintings and linocuts of local scenes and folkloric themes.
Ian's introduction to art instruction began when he was an impressionable teenager at the Elliott Lake Summer School of the Arts. There he was lucky enough to have had his eyes opened wide - spending time with legendary Canadian artists like Gordon Rayner, Ross Mendes, and Joyce Wieland. Ian went on to study animation at Sheridan College in the early 1970s and worked in that field for a time following that.
Later, he studied painting and drawing with Carmen Cereceda (who once worked as an assistant to Diego Revera) as a part-time student at the Ontario College of Art. Over the years Ian has worked off and on as a graphic designer and illustrator - mostly in the field of album and CD design.
For over two decades years he was the curator of rural Ontario community museums in which he was able to apply his love of painting to exhibit design and the creation of interpretive murals. Over the years his output has been influenced by a wide of artists ranging from Tom Thomson to Robert Crumb.
These days Ian work is centred around the human figure and the creation of narratives. Ian's recent art is often tied to his other life-long vocation as a folk musician and songwriter.
Conceptual portraiture, done in acrylic with frames and 3D dioramas.
My art is both exploring portrait painting in acrylic and miniature dioramas, composed of mixed media. My work is rendered loosely, using traditional techniques. The art is both organic and technical, A style that was born in my collage days, by taking programs such as technical illustration and 3D architectural modelling.
Heather was most recently employed as a life drawing instructor at the Lake Erie arts academy in Port Dover. In addition to this, she teaches one on one drawing lessons from her studio. Heather also enjoys doing live painting in various settings such as art battles, open studio tours to festivals. Having gallery showings from Old Town Hall to her latest at Glenhurst Gallery with CTV interview. Heather graduated from Sheridan’s Art Fundamentals Program in 2000, from there she received direct entry into the Technical Illustration Program and graduated 2004. She was born and raised in Brantford, Ontario, Canada and now resides in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.